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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I've been on my period for three weeks. I've had my birth control implant in for almost 2 years and never had this problem?

I've been on my period for three weeks. I've had my birth control implant in for almost 2 years and never had this problem?

Side effect: Irregular bleeding is an almost universal side effect of implanon. There is no normal time for your period on this birth control method. Some have infrequent periods and some will spot frequently. This can be annoying but it does not mean something is wrong. ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 3 weeks now help?

I've been on my period for 3 weeks now help?

Get checked : There are a number of common causes of this but to treat it probably have to know what caused it. In most cases the treatment is simple. ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 3 weeks and it only lasts 5 days usually before that I didn't have my period for 3 months. I'm 16 What causes this?

I've been on my period for 3 weeks and it only lasts 5 days usually before that I didn't have my period for 3 months. I'm 16 What causes this?

Common: you probably did not ovulate. this messes up your periods for a while, but they will straighten out usually. or you can do BCPs which will regulate your periods ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 3 weeks and my cycles is extremely heavy.. Is this normal because it's really dragging me down and I feel really unwell.

I've been on my period for 3 weeks and my cycles is extremely heavy.. Is this normal because it's really dragging me down and I feel really unwell.

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Take oral iron supplement and multivitamins to prevent anemia. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 3 weeks and it only lasts 5 days usually. I'm 16 years old.The time before that was 3 months when I didn't have it. Why?

I've been on my period for 3 weeks and it only lasts 5 days usually. I'm 16 years old.The time before that was 3 months when I didn't have it. Why?

3 weeks of period: If you usually have periods lasting 5 days then this is abnormal for you and requires a visit to your doctor. 3 weeks of bleeding is abnormal in general so tell your mom to take you to the OB/GYN. If you are sexually active and afraid to tell your mom, then find a gynecologist that will see you. This could be very serious, so don't wait. ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 3 weeks now and my vag is swollen and tender to touch. What could it be??

I've been on my period for 3 weeks now and my vag is swollen and tender to touch. What could it be??

It could be...: ...a case for your gynecologist. Hi. A 3 week period is never normal, nor is a swollen and tender vagina. You need to see your gyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more